After William Grant Still wrote his Afro-American Symphony, he found bits of poetry that he thought went with each movement. The poetry was written by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the first African-American to become a famous writer.
The Music of Freedom
The songs that helped the slaves escape to the north, as well as others that celebrate freedom.
Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Herbert W. Martin, professor of English and poet-in-residence at the University of Dayton and Paul Laurence Dunbar scholar, reads the poetry associated with William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony...